Despite the stereotypes, International Women’s Day is a big event in Palestine, and unlike most western countries, it is a public holiday. This year the focus is on Israeli treatment of women prisoners and especially the plight of Hanna Shalaby, who has now been on hunger strike for more than 3 weeks against Israel’s policy of administrative detention without charge or trial,
To support Hana, and find out more, Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner advocacy organisation has called a day of action in support of women political prisoners. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out what you can do to help.
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